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Tool Test: Sidewinder Circ Saws The best sidewinders are light and powerful, brake quickly, and have a large bevel capacity Steve Veroneau The sidewinder circular saw is the quintessential East Coast framer's tool. As a full-time custom framer, I count it among my most important power tools. For this article, I reviewed eight 71/4-inch saws: the Bosch CS20, the DeWalt 364K, the DeWalt 369CSK, the Hitachi C7BD2, the Makita 5007FAK, the Milwaukee 6394-21, the Porter-Cable 325MAG, and the Ridgid R3200. While most manufacturers make several circular saws, I chose these tools over other models because they offer the most power